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Joan Rubio ESSENCIAL blanco

Regular price $25.50 USD
Regular price $34.00 USD Sale price $25.50 USD
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Tagline: Dim the lights

Grapes: Xarelo

Region Alt Penedès

Winery: Cal Tiques aka Joan Rubio

Soil: Calcareous

Vintage: 2020

Fermentation: Spontaneous, 7 weeks on skins in amphora.


Joan Rubio, formerly the land steward and winemaker of famed cava house Recaredo, has become one of the leaders of biodynamic viticulture in Spain. After converting Recaredos 50ha Domaine over to bio-dynamic practices, Joan set off on his own, back to his roots, to pursue making wine from his familys vines. Joan’s wines are captivating and some of the most elegant wine from Catalunya; pulsating and precise. All the wines are macerated and obtained from free run juice, without pressing, and slowly and attentively vinified using a variety of vessels, stainless steel, 4–5-year-old oak, demi-muds, and tinajas (amphora) of both white and red clay. 


Tasting Notes: Buzzy, glowing, beehive, Edison bulbs, bad behavior, saline, crisp, pear, orange pith, nutty, chamomile.

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